Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic trauma

Bolliger, Stephan A.; Thali, Michael J; Aghayev, Emin; Jackowski, Christian; Vock, Peter; Dirnhofer, Richard; Christe, Andreas (2007). Postmortem noninvasive virtual autopsy: extrapleural hemorrhage after blunt thoracic trauma. American journal of forensic medicine & pathology, 28(1), pp. 44-7. Hagerstown, Md.: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/01.paf.0000233538.91078.f6

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A 19-year-old man speeding recklessly along a highway caused a left-frontal crash with another car. After his vehicle came to a standstill, he climbed out of the wreck and crawled across the tarmac to the other side of the road, where he died several minutes after the accident and before the arrival of an ambulance. Postmortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT) demonstrated fractures of the first, second, and third ribs and scapula on the left, an extrapleural hemorrhage in the apical region of the left thorax, as well as a large amount of blood in the left thoracic cavity. These radiologic findings were indicative of a delayed rupture of a traumatic extrapleural hematoma into the pleural space. A traditional autopsy confirmed the very rare diagnosis of a traumatic extrapleural hemorrhage with a delayed rupture.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)

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UniBE Contributor:

Bolliger, Stephan; Thali, Michael; Jackowski, Christian; Vock, Peter; Dirnhofer, Richard and Christe, Andreas

ISSN:

0195-7910

ISBN:

17325463

Publisher:

Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:51

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2014 15:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/01.paf.0000233538.91078.f6

PubMed ID:

17325463

Web of Science ID:

000244634300009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21559 (FactScience: 7426)

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